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Today's News

  • Richard Kolb named August Artist of the Month

    Richard Kolb of Yardbird is August Artist of the Month at Gallery 104.

    Kolb describes his work stating:

  • WKU president Ransdell headlines Chamber breakfast

    The Oldham Chamber is honored to host Dr. Gary Ransdell, the ninth president of Western Kentucky University, as the featured speaker for the August Business and Biscuits.

    Join fellow chamber members for a very special business and biscuits to be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the John Black Community Center, 1551 N. Hwy 393

    La Grange. Cost is $15 for members/ $20 for guests. RSVP at the website: www.Oldham CountyChamber.com

    -Submitted info

  • River Bluff meeting moved

    The City of River Bluff will move its monthly council meeting to Tuesday, Aug. 19 due to a scheduling conflict. The meeting is usually the fourth Tuesday of the month.

    Also, due to a conflict the regularly scheduled meeting of the La Grange Fire Department Board of Trustees has been moved to Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m

    -Submitted info

  • Woosley resigns from council, chicken ordinance tabled

    The La Grange City Council will be short a member for a few days, due to the resignation of councilwoman Melanie Woosley.

    Woosley resigned July 30, Mayor Bill Lammlein said, because she moved to a property outside the city limits. Woosley did not return a call seeking comment and was not present at the council’s Monday meeting.

    In a letter read by Lammlein, Woosley said her move led her to resign as a councilwoman and to withdraw from her re-election bid this November. Lammlein said the city would miss Woosley’s dedication.

  • Kelley trial confirmed for February, awaiting DNA results

     

    Pending lab results will push the trial date to February for a Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet.

    Gail Kelley was arrested in July 2013 and charged with the murder of Michael T. Evans, and also tampering with evidence.

    At a pre-trial conference Thursday, Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter expressed to the judge that her office would not be ready for the initial trial date originally scheduled for Sept. 8, noting that DNA evidence had still not been processed for the case.

  • Data driving requests for more cell towers in Oldham County

    An increase in smartphone usage could lead to the installation of two new cell towers in the county and the expansion of two others.

    The two pending new towers would be located on Highway 22 in Ballardsville and at 2615 E. Highway 146 in La Grange, according to public notices. AT&T acknowledged in April they were seeking comment through Ansco and Associates for a 199-foot tower in Ballardsville, while SBA Towers V, LCC is interested in the tower on Highway 146, according to the notice.

  • Foundation wants ‘big ideas’

     

    When it comes to ideas for the community, one organization is hoping to fund a few of the “biggest little ideas.”

    The Oldham County Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals through Sept. 15 to help fund these ideas, up to $2,000 per proposal. About $12,000 will be given out to winning proposals, foundation board member Scott Whitehouse said.

    As for why proposals should be a “big little idea,” Whitehouse said the purpose is to maximize the funds’ impact through multiple projects instead of one big project.

  • Shop manager brings charity’s name to life

     

    In the Christian faith, the term ‘agape’ is often used to describe the unconditional love of God for humankind.

    Which is fitting, because many say Ann Adkin is the embodiment of the philosophy as manager of The Agape Shop in La Grange.

  • OC grad Kiekhefer throwing well in AAA

    A former Colonel is steadily climbing the pro baseball ranks.

    Dean Kiekhefer is approaching the end of his first season with the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Kiekhefer, who was promoted from Double-A Springfield earlier this season, has pitched 32 games this season for Memphis as of Monday.

    The left-handed relief pitcher owns a 2-3 record with a 2.54 ERA. He’s struck out 41 batters in 46 innings while pitching a primarily middle relief role.

  • Oldham County Classic: Mustangs second to St. X at OC Country Club

    BUCKNER – The programs that finished Nos. 1 and 2 in Region 6 last year look like they’ll again be the top two in the region this fall.

    Defending region runner-up North Oldham shot a team score of 293 Monday at the Oldham County Country Club, finishing second to defending region champ St. Xavier (285) in the Sixth Annual Oldham County Classic.

    Tournament host Oldham County (339) was 10th in a field primarily made up of Louisville-area schools. South Oldham (346) was 13th.